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Tianna Gaines-Turner, a member of Witnesses to Hunger from Philadelphia, was recently featured in a video by Retro Report to explore how 20 years later welfare reform is impacting people today.


The Atlantic's CityLab interviewed the EAT Cafe's Manager, Donnell Jones-Craven, about how the pay-what-you-can cafe will work and what we hope to accomplish.  


New research by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University shows that participants in a federal assistance program for families living in poverty have overwhelmingly high levels of adversity and exposure to violence that can limit their success in the workplace. In spite of that, employment is a requirement to qualify for many of these programs. 


Witnesses to Hunger recently held a National Photo Exhibit at the African American Museum.  Members of Witnesses gave tours of the exhibit to education the public, press, and policymakers on the realities and challenges they face each day with hunger and poverty.


Witnesses to Hunger is a powerful movement where the true experts on poverty – people with lived experience – share their expertise with the public, press, and policymakers.



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